The Elk River tennis team picked up some impressive wins as they went 3-0 in the Eagan tournament on Saturday. The top-ranked Elks (10-0) turned back No. 8 ranked Mahtomedi 6-1, and rolled 7-0 over Winona and Eagan teams that have solid lineups, according to Elk coach Randy Ronning. Eagan lost by just 4-3 to [...]
The Zimmerman track team, responding to a 15-inch snowfall on Wednesday, had some fun with it on Thursday. “We needed to find a creative way to remove snow from the track surface, in hopes of getting back out onto the track again sooner,” said coach Jennelle Lablanc. “So we decided to have a snow [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor When stirrup socks were worn by every baseball player for about a century, they ranked behind only neckties as items of apparel that surely will baffle archaeologists digging into our strata centuries from now. “What in the world were these things for?” the excavators will ask. Still, uniforms seemed incomplete [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Anna Pipenhagen started playing softball in fourth grade when her dad, Jon, taught her the basics of pitching, using oversized bat and ball toys, on her grandparents’ lawn. In grade school she was a little twerp, but very determined to make her mark as a pitcher. After an empowering growth [...]
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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Allison Sterneman, a swimming, skiing and track athlete, will be a Minnesota Gopher in a sport she’s never tried: rowing. “I’m very excited about it,” the 6-foot-1 Zimmerman senior said after signing a letter of intent Wednesday, which will make her a Division I athlete with a partial scholarship. “This [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor An outside review of some cases involving internal personnel investigations in Sherburne County has concluded they were handled properly. Commissioner Felix Schmiesing had asked for a review to determine if internal investigations were handled consistently from a broad policy standpoint, according to County Administrator Steve Taylor. Taylor hired Scott Lepak, [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River Mayor John Dietz plans to run for re-election this fall. Dietz made the announcement April 11, which was his 65th birthday. “This will probably be the last time I run. If I’m fortunate enough to be re-elected for another term, I think that eight years is enough as [...]